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Downtown KC draws attention as cool place for young people to live

Over the last decade, Kansas City’s urban core has become known as a cool place to live instead of a dreary place to drive immediately away from after eight hours at the office. The shift has coincided with $5.5 billion in public and private projects, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Sprint Center arena and the Power & Light District entertainment area.

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Area home sales decline slightly, but prices rise

The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.

Efforts advance to stabilize the schedules of part-time workers

Proponents say a “schedules that work” law would help part-time workers have more predictable shifts, making it easier to plan family activities and possibly hold a second part-time job. Opponents say the proposal ignores the variability of business staffing needs and is an unwanted government intrusion.

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Area home sales decline slightly, but prices rise

The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.

Efforts advance to stabilize the schedules of part-time workers

Proponents say a “schedules that work” law would help part-time workers have more predictable shifts, making it easier to plan family activities and possibly hold a second part-time job. Opponents say the proposal ignores the variability of business staffing needs and is an unwanted government intrusion.

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Steer clear of financial aid fraudsters

Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college application deadlines just months away, this is prime time for thieves to make their pitches to a fresh batch of targets.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Estelle’s opening in former Nichols Lunch spot

Anton Kotar, a co-founder of Grinders and former partner in the Crossroads venue and now owner/operator of Anton’s Taproom in the Crossroads, is helping with the new restaurant. Estelle’s will have traditional diner items but with high-quality ingredients.